Sean E Avery is a teacher, author-illustrator, and designer born in South Africa; living in Perth, Western Australia. He’s best known as the creator of best-selling children’s picture books, All Monkeys Love Bananas and Frank's Red Hat.
His picture book, Happy as a Hog Out of Mud, won the 2022 WAYRBA Picture Book of the Year Award and Frank’s Red Hat won the 2023 CBCA Shadow Judges Picture Book of the Year award and was shortlisted for the 2023 Indie, WAYRBA and CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award. His books are sold internationally and have been translated into Arabic, Mandarin, French, Korean, German and Danish. Sean's new graphic novel series, Friendly Bee and Friends, and his new picture book, Mr Clownfish, Miss Anemone and the Hermit Crab, are out now.
In his previous artistic career, Sean was a sculptor who used CDs and DVDs to create breathtaking works of art that reside in galleries and private collections worldwide. His sculptures have been featured in publications like Ripleys Believe It Or Not!, The Huffington Post, and Kid's National Geographic to name a few.
He is curious, enthusiastic and ready to work hard for the things he believes in.